Car accident claims – how to claim compensation for a car accident

We always provide strict client confidentiality with all our claims and as a law firm we’re authorised and regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (SRA) so you can trust in the service we provide. We will never pass on or sell your information to any other company, unlike many claims companies and our 99% recommendation rate shows how well we are regarded by previous clients. No Win No Fee

However, if you have an existing legal expenses insurance policy such as one included in your car insurance, then you won’t need an ATE policy. Whatever your particular circumstances, we will advise you on how to protect yourself against any costs and how we will recover the best possible compensation amounts from the other side. Average Car Accident Claim Amounts


One of the first questions we get asked by clients is, quite naturally, ‘how much compensation will I get?’ Compensation exists to try and get you back to where you were before the accident so any out of pocket expenses can be recovered and there are ranges of compensation amounts for the pain and suffering experienced as a result of your injuries. It is our job to make sure you receive the maximum you are entitled to by law.

The standard amounts that can be claimed for specific injuries are set by the Judicial Studies Board (JSB) and for the most common car accident injury; whiplash, the amount of compensation can range from £1,000 for mild whiplash to just under £100,000 for severe neck injuries, so knowing where you are within that scale is something we can ascertain.

You should keep all receipts and records of anything you have to buy in relation to your injury, this might include travel expenses for hospital appointments, prescriptions and medical treatment, help in the home if you are unable to undertake day to day tasks, and for injuries that are serious enough to prevent you from working then you can also claim for loss of earnings and bonuses.

We will work out all these costs with you and add them to your compensation claim. In some cases there are also psychological injuries suffered after an accident such as a fear of driving, we can also claim for this type of injury and for any counselling required to help you get back to physical and mental health. You may also claim for car hire and repair of your vehicle and our partners at S&G Response can manage this entire process for you. Why Choose A Law Firm For Your Car Accident Claim

If you were to try and settle your claim direct with an insurer you would be up against a multi-million pound organisation with huge resources to pay lawyers to fight their case against you. They want to minimise the amount they pay you so the benefits of having a law firm such as Bott and Co on your side are considerable. We are well known among defendant law firms and our reputation helps us secure better payouts for our clients.

We regularly recover many times more compensation than you would be offered direct by the insurer. Some of our clients have come to us after being offered two or three thousand pounds and we’re able to negotiate up to considerably more. Mr X was originally offered £1,500 for his injuries following a car accident and we ended up receiving an offer of £5,000 when we’d presented all the evidence to the insurers.